Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: From Shanghainese pops and Northwest Wind to China Wind : the identity and connotation of Chinese style popular music
Author: Li, Na
ISNI:       0000 0004 7653 4156
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Full text unavailable from EThOS. Thesis embargoed until 17 Oct 2023
Access from Institution:
How audiences perceive Chineseness and the characteristics that perform this impression have become an increasingly important factor in contemporary Chinese musical discourse. Over the last century, the interaction between national and international perspectives has played a vital role in the production, spread and reception of Chinese style popular music in the Greater Chinese community. This thesis is a reception-based study. It draws on ethnography, reception theory, online/archival resources and musical and textual analysis in an attempt to reveal the identities and connotations of the concept of Chinese style in popular music, based on three case studies: Shanghainese Pops, Northwest Wind and China Wind. The six main chapters, in addition to the Introduction and Conclusion, are divided into two strands: Music and Identity (Part I), and Gender and Performance (Part II). This research takes audience as its key subject in examining Chinese popular music through ethnographic investigations. It aims to fill in the gap left by previous (ethno)musicological research on China, by showing various links between popular music, local culture and social life, thus deepening the perception and understanding of Chinese (style) popular music.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: ML Literature of music